New Website to be Launched for PEP

first_img Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination.Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students.He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents.The Minister also reiterated that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) textbooks can still be used in preparation for PEP.“We have said that the GSAT textbooks are quite fine for the content. I’m saying for clarity, yes, the items have changed, but you can use the workbook for reinforcement of the knowledge, but understand that we are asking for more, not just to be able to indicate and say the answer is A, B, C, D… but to write out your answers, show your working and explain the reason for your answer,” Senator Reid said.“What PEP is going to do is provide the prism to get all our people to be trained at a high level. There is really no magic to it. It is a fundamental shift, and it’s not a shift that Jamaicans cannot manage,” he argued.PEP is the series of tests which has replaced GSAT as the national secondary-school entrance examination. It is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students’ academic and critical-thinking capabilities at the end of primary-level education. It comprises a Performance Task Test, Ability Task Test and a Curriculum-Based Test.After his presentation, the Minister handed out bursaries on behalf of the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal to eight students.They are Vanessa Blissett from the Girls’ Brigade, Tajay Bailey from the Boys’ Brigade, Shanari Cameron from the Caribbean Maritime University, Jamoy Gordon from Port Royal Primary School, Alycia Rowe from Alpha Interact Club; Toni-Ann Marsden from Windward Road Primary School; Jevaughn Wint from the Scouts Association of Jamaica, and Sharick Smythe from Harbour View Primary School. He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents. Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Of Dilli and its hues

first_imgThe thirteenth weekend of Dilli Haat Utsav presented a delightful evening for visitors. More than simply being a weekly dose of entertainment, the festival was a conducive opportunity for new talent pool. Dilli Haat Utsav is bringing the unheard voices and unseen dance acts on stage. It is a unique ongoing festival of Delhi Tourism in collaboration with Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi. Artists from different institutions like Punjabi Academy, Maithli Bhojpuri Academy, Hindi Academy, Urdu Academy etc. have been performing at Dilli Haats to charm the audience with animated evenings every weekend. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’December 13 witnessed eventful performances at Dilli Haat Pitampura and Janakpuri. Artists from Sahitya Kala Parishad performed at Pitampura, while performers from Punjabi Academy enthralled the audience at Dilli Haat Janakpuri. Manipuri cultural program at Pitampura attracted people in large numbers and blazing folk dance and singing by Sabrang Group from Punjabi Academy at Janakpuri made the ambiance even more lively.last_img read more